The fire that burns within
dances its chromatics (*)
amidst life’s autumnal diatonics.
Echoes of Scandinavian grey
birch the trunks
of English beech wood.
The sticky plasters of analysis
tape past doubts to future hopes
to present a resurrection.
© Sheila Ash, 2018
(* ) Chromatics has two meanings
- Music - relating to or using notes not belonging to the diatonic scale of the key in which a passage is written.
- relating to or produced by colour.